Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell: will confirm her intention not to contest the forthcoming party selection convention for the Dublin-Rathdown constituency today. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael veteran Olivia Mitchell is to announce her retirement from politics today. Ms Mitchell will confirm her intention not to contest the forthc(...)

The move means the charge imposed on each household in the State will fall by 35 cent a month to €5.01, a saving of 70 cent on bi-monthly bills.

Household and business electricity bills will ease marginally from October when the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) cuts its public service cha(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of data protection issues are still outstanding in relation to the new postcode system Eircode, the Data Protection Commissioner confirmed. (...)

Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)

Improved insulation and efficient heating systems have cut energy bills by about €250,000 annually

Three offshore islands are outstripping the mainland in their drive to become carbon neutral by 2020. A pilot project involving use of electric cars a(...)

Less than €10 million was provided in grants in 2014 to improve energy efficiency in homes compared to almost €58 million three years earlier, it has (...)

Ministers Michael Noonan and Alex White prior to the final Cabinet meeting at Lissadell House, Sligo before the summer recess. Photograph: The Irish Times

As the Cabinet met in the serene setting of Lissadell House in Sligo on Wednesday for the last time before the summer recess, an oft-repeated quote ca(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Government Ministers meeting Edward Walsh his wife Constance Cassidy and their children at Lissadell House, Sligo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:52

Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, Lissadell, Co Sligo The Government has committed itself to an effective freeze in property tax when the next re(...)

Residents from Leitrim protesting outside the Dáil in 2012 against fracking in their area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A Leitrim-based anti-fracking organisation has called on landowners to consider refusing access to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) fo(...)

Alex White said he did not underestimate the challenge of winning back support. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has said the eighth constitutional amendment on abortion will not be repealed unless Labour is part of the next(...)